Petition to Open Up the Presidential Debates

Background: RootsAction cofounder Jeff Cohen's in-depth column

We deserve 4-way debates. We will deliver this petition and your names and comments to ABC, CBS, NBC, Fox Broadcasting, PBS, CNN, Fox News, MSNBC, Univision, and Telemundo.

To Network TV Executives:
Tell the Commission on Presidential Debates and major-party campaigns that they no longer control the debate process and that you intend to present debates – controlled by journalists – that include four candidates: Hillary Clinton, Donald Trump, Gary Johnson (Libertarian) and Jill Stein (Green Party). If Trump or Clinton balk, let them know you’re happy to leave their podium empty.

We urge you to follow a recommendation made by a citizens' task force connected to American University's law school: Include presidential candidates who are on enough state ballots to have a mathematical chance of winning, if they either register at 5 percent in national public opinion polls OR register a majority in national polls asking eligible voters which candidates they would like to see included in the debates.

176-200 of 19941 signatures
Number Date Name Location Please add comment.
19766 2.1 years ago Anonymous Powell, OH Please
19765 2.1 years ago rob culbert Pismo Beach , CA
19764 2.1 years ago Peter Frost HI
19763 2.1 years ago Nancy Marion Ames, IA
19762 2.1 years ago Anonymous SAN ANTONIO, TX If their name is on the ballot, they deserve to be heard. On something as important as our presidential debatea, the media should serve to educate the public, not catering to the biggest donation
19761 2.1 years ago KARYLE ALESSI MARCUS HOOK, PA
19760 2.1 years ago Malena Bell GA Rigged debates mean rigged "democracy"
19759 2.1 years ago K Shawn Edgar Tacoma, WA
19758 2.1 years ago Percival Francis Las Vegas, NV
19757 2.1 years ago Dave Stein Auburn, CA
19756 2.1 years ago Pamela Sorg OH
19755 2.1 years ago Billy Saunders Prescott, AZ Do your job! journalism
Honestly, do your job or loose your viewers; if you don't shape up, it's coming; the people have the power
19754 2.1 years ago Karen Mitchell Vancouver, WA
19753 2.1 years ago Anonymous Randolph, VT
19752 2.1 years ago Anonymous Pleasanton, CA Absolutely essential
19751 2.1 years ago Robert Gibb Homestead, PA
19750 2.1 years ago ROBERT CLARK BRAINTREE, VT We deserve to hear all candidates views !!!
19749 2.1 years ago Sammie Wallace Mitchellville, MD Participation of other political parties can only result in a more serious debate...Wouldn't that be a sight for sore eyes?
19748 2.1 years ago Judith Korf Reston, VA
19747 2.1 years ago Shawn Ryan Sherman Oaks, CA When an eligible voter has the right to register as a No Party Preference, then the voter has a right to hear and watch public debates held with Third Party Cendidates also, not only by Democrats ...
19746 2.1 years ago Jessika Dockery PA
19745 2.1 years ago Laurence Josephson Ruskin, FL Viva the tsunami of progressive change!
19744 2.1 years ago Mary Worthy Soquel , CA Open the debates to 3rd parties
19743 2.1 years ago Susan Endlich Berkeley, CA
19742 2.1 years ago william hudson kyle, TX
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